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Change is inevitable, and it's tradition at Mary Baldwin 

C\)llege. In tact, ttie College has earned a national reputation for its innovatne contnhutions to higher education. Now, 
two recent "experiments." the Program for the Fxceptionally Ciifted and the Adult Degree Program, are proving their 
vve)riii — ami not just lo ihe non-lradilioiia! siudeiits lhc> scr\o. These da>s. thanks in part to PliG and ADP, Mary 
Baldwin's student hod> comprises a real-life slice of the American population. The college community is becoming a 
culturally and educationalls dncrse group, and everyone is reaping the benefits. 

President's Message 

I n the mid-1980s, when the faculty and 
administration examined the College's vision and outlined anew our 
commitment to fundamental principles of excellence in learning, we 
also sought to identify essentials of the college experience that would 
characterize a well-prepared graduate in the third millennium. One 
such characteristic is that our graduates be lifelong learners. 
"Education," we say, "is now required as a lifelong pursuit." 

Another principle deeply embedded in the traditions of Mary 
Baldwin College is that we learn most surely through "doing" 
education in action. So it is appropriate that the College not only 
speak of the necessity of lifelong learning, but exemplify through 
our programs a daily commitment to that principle. 

Mary Baldwin College is no longer singly focused towards a 
traditional age group of 17 to 21 -year-old learners. We have 
become a mosaic of programs that live out a continuum of learning 
for students of all ages. 

Our Program for the Exceptionally Gifted provides opportunity 
for a young woman who has not completed high .school to enter the 
baccalaureate program whenever she is qualified to do so. We ask 
ourselves these questions in each case: Is this young woman ready 
to benefit from a Mary Baldwin College experience? Is she ready 
academically, inlcllcctually, and socially? Does her family support 
early entrance? An increasing number of young women are, indeed, 
ready for higher education at an age younger than seventeen. Our 
records of their successes attest to their readiness and their 
eagerness. These students in the Program for the Exceptionally 
Gifted have — some at the age of 12 and 13 — established one end 
of our age-range on the continuum of learning. 

The Adult Degree Program extends the Icaming opportunity to 
students who, perhaps, had no chance for a baccalaureate degree at 
a traditional age. Our oldest enrollee so far entered at the age of 65 
and graduated al 70. That is an inspiring example of a woman who 
transcended categories determined by years and illustrates better 
than anyone I know her own commitment to lifelong Icaming. The 
Adult Degree Program establishes the other end of our age-range on 
the continuum of learning. 

•So, you sec what is captured in this mosaic of programs: 
opportunity, at any age, to benefit from a superior academic 
experience. TTiat is education as a lifelong pursuit in action. 

Best of all is our awareness in evaluating these programs that 
each enhances the other. A young woman of traditional age 
becomes a "big sister" to a PEG student, helping with issues that a 
few extra years of experience have taught her to manage. A young 
woman of traditional age meets, in the classroom or lab, a fellow 
student who may be a wife and mother or who may hold a full-time 
job in the community, and who must organize lime in precise and 
creative ways as she completes college assignments on lime and 
well. This example helps the 21 -year-old find her own inner 

resources to deal with extra work and to manage her own time 
profitably. It may give her a vision of her own future pursuing 
graduate work. 

Extending beyond this learning continuum at the baccalaureate 
level are special programs to provide intellectual stimulation after 
the formal curriculum. Mary Baldwin hosts Elderhostel programs in 
which, for a week or two, men and women who love learning for its 
own sake inspire all of us with their energy and eagerness to learn 
anew. Gray hair is no barrier, and if the hills are difficult to climb, a 
few extra minutes and a rest along the way do not matter. Our 
young women of 20 years or so admire and respect such inspiring 

Thus it is at Mary Baldwin now: learners of all ages, here 
because they want to be. Our college is alive and alert. Years do not 
matter; attitudes do. This edition of the Mary Baldwin College 
Magazine celebrates this diversity and lifelong learning in action. 

Cynthia H. Tyson 

The Magazine 



Dr. Cynlhia H. Tyson 

Editorial Advisory Board 

Uura Catching Alexander 71. Cliair 

Martha McMullan Aasen '31 
Wcstport, Conncttitiit 

CUire Garrison 'W ADP 
Crozet, Virginia 

Dr. James Harrington 

Director of 

the Adult Degree Program 

B. Richard Plant 
Assistant Professor of English 

William Carter Pollard 
College Librarian 

Yvonne Pover 
Arlington, Virginia 

Shirley Y. Rawlcy 
Associate Professor 
of Communications 

Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Janet Wilkins 

Assistant Professor in Art 

and Communications 


Alice E Addletoii 

Assistant to the Editor 
D. Michelle Hiic 

Editorial Assistant 
Susan (yiXinncll VI 


ice E Addleto 
Pal Kihlingcr 
Teri Stallard 


e|<l: Alice E. Addlclor 
Teri Stallard 

The Mary Ibldwin 
is published by 

Mary llaldwin Qillc-gc 
t)fficc of College Rclatioi 

Staunton. VA 24401. 

Copyright by 

Mary llaldwin 

All rights rcscrvtxl 


4 This Is the Real World 

by Tamera H. Buchanan arid Alice E. AJdleton 



2 Campus News 

12 Alumnae President's Message 

14 Alumna Prohle 

hy Gordon Page 

16 Chapters in Action 

19 Class Notes 
26 ADP Alumna Profile 

hy D. Michelle Hite 

28 Faculty Notes 
32 Philanthropy 

Mary llalduin College diKS not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that men are admitted only as ADP 
and graduate students); nor d^x-s the Collc*ge discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, age, or 
handicap status in its educational programs, co<urricular or other actisilics. and employment practices. 
Inquiries may l>e directed to the Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator. Mary Baldwin Colle|^, Staunton, VA 
2440U phone 703-887.7028. 

I'm not sure what started people thinking that college stu- 
dents lived outside of reality. The idea springs from the notion, 
I guess, that the lives of students are unfettered by worries and 
responsibilities, and that their days, and especially their nights, 
are endless rounds of merriment and frivolity. 

And women who study at women's colleges may be 
warned more frequently than those at coeducational institu- 
tions about the harshness of life outside the comfort and pro- 
tection of their cozy women's college. They hear, "Just you 
wait and see. You'll have a rude awakening when you get out 
in the real world." One might think they are cloistered, so to 

Truth is, this is the real world, this Mary Baldwin College. 
And the students are not asleep. Here, there is the reality of the 
present moment: courses to complete, relationships to build, 
and minutes and hours and days of studying and learning that 
takes place in classrooms, residence halls, and in whatever 


Editor's Note 

places stu- 
dents put 
these days. 
Each of 
our students 



the reality of college in a different way. Sor 
old, some are 15, and some are middlc-agcc 
Some Mary Baldwin students are supportcc 
some are here on scholarships and loans, an 
porting families of their own. While some r 
halls at night, others return to home and fan 
student here escapes the responsibility of us 
moment in the best way possible. 

Oh, yes. Mary Baldwin College is every 
real world, and the experiences of the studen 
preparing them for the next moments and da 
their lives in the same way that each of us is 
experiences of the present - regardless of ht 

For all of us, the present moment is the < 
just have to do the best we can with it! 

nc are 1 8 years 

and beyond. 

by their parents, 
d some are sup- 
ctreat to residence 
lily, but not one 
ing the present 

lit a part of the 
ts here now are 
/s and years of 
earning from the 
w old we are. 
nly reality. We 

Genie Addlcton 

Campus News 

The Graftons were honored at a tea in October. 

The Graftons 
move to Harrisonburg 

Dr. Thomas and Martha 
Grafton have moved from their 
Staunton home to Harrisonburg. 
Well-known and much loved by 
the Mary Baldwin family and the 
entire community, the Graftons 
were honored in late October with 
a tea given by another familiar 
College family — James and 
Frances McAllister. 

Dr. Grafton is emeritus pro- 
fessorofsociology. Mrs. Grafton 
is dean emerita of the College 

and professor emerita of sociol- 
ogy. Dr. McAllister is emeritus 
professor of religion and phi- 

The Grafton's new home is 
located in a Presbyterian retire- 
ment community. As all who 
know the Graftons would ex- 
pect, they have many new friends 
and are very busy — but not too 
busy for company and mail! 
Their address is 422 Highlands 
Place, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 . 


Retirement Plans 

Four members of the Col lege 
community have announced plans 
for retirement. They are George 
McCune, director of special 
projects; Bill Pollard, College li- 
brarian; Jim Patrick, professor of 
chemistry, and Elaine Liles, ex- 
ecutive director of admissions. 

Dr. Patrick retires at the end 

of the academic year, while Mr. 
McCune and Mr. Pollard's re- 
tirements are effective June 30. 
Ms. Liles will remain on the 
staff through the summer months 
and following appointment of 
her successor to provide 
assistance during the transition. 

Left to right: New Trustees Harry W. Wellford, Eleanor Raynolds, Carolyn G. HIsley, and William O. 




Beginning in late January, the College launched a month-long celebration of African 
American history with poetry readings, perlbrmances of African music and dance, films, art 
exhibits, and seminars on topics ranging from political, social, and cultural issues to the history 
of rhythm and blues. 

Highlights of the celebration included a performance of African drumming and dance by the 
Charloltcsville-based group, Chihamba; a trip to the Kennedy Center for a performance by 
Mahlathini/Mahotella Queens, a South African singing ensemble; and a presentation by Susan 
Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine. 

Marsha Mays, assistant dean of students, cixjrdinated the events, which were sponsored and 
supported by the Office of Residence Life, Minority Women in Unity, the Baldwin Program Board, 
and the departments of English, sociology, political science, and health care administration. 

College Relations wins CASE awards 

The Office of College Rela- 
tions has received two awards in 
competition sponsored by CASE, 
thcCouncilforthe Advancement 
and Support of Education. 

COLUMNS, the news tab- 
loid for parents of current stu- 
dents, received an Award of 
Excellence for periodical im- 
provement. The publication was 

developed and is edited by Ge- 
nie Addleton. director of news 
and editorial services. Ten Stal- 
lard, director of art and printing 
services served as designer for 
the project. The Communications 
Committee of the Parents Advi- 
sory Council ser\es as its edito- 
rial advisory board. 

TTie College's news service, 
directed by Ms. Addleton, re- 
ceived an Award of Excellence 
for program improv ement over a 
three-year periixl. Ms. Addleton 
is assisted in operation of the 
news service by D. Michelle Hite. 
a member of the College Rela- 
tions staff. 

join Board 

Four new members of the 
Board of Trustees officially 
joined the group at the October 
meeting. TTicy are Carolyn G. 
Hisley, Eleanor Raynolds. Wil- 
liam O. Reuther, and Harry W. 

Ms. Hisley is an attorney and 
partner in the Charlotte, North 
Carolina, firm of Perry. Patrick, 
Farmer and Michaux, P.A. She 
has been appointed to the Devel- 
opment and College Relations 

Ms. Raynolds, of New York 
City. IS a partner in Ward Howell 
International, Inc., an executive 
recruiting firm. She will serve on 
the Development and College 
Relations Committee of the 

Mr. Wellford is a judge in the 
U.S. Court of Appeals in Mem- 
phis. He has been appointed to 
the Student Life Committee. 

Mr. Reuther, of New Canaan, 
Connecticut, has been appointed 
to the Finance and Business Com- 
mittee. He is a retired executive 
of IBM now operating his own 
landscaping company. 

of oratorio set 
for May 

An oratorio composed by 
Frances Thompson McKay '69 
will be presented in a world pre- 
miere pcrfomiance in Staunton 
on May 21 at Trinity Episcopal 
Church. Commissioned by the 
College for the Sesquicenten- 
nial celebration and based on the 
Hook of Ruth from the Hihie. the 
oratorio is composed for solisls, 
instrumental ensemble, and 
treble choir. 

by Tamera H. Buchanan and Alice E. Addleton 

Mary Baldwin College's 150-year history is full of tradition. Yet, while tradition has preserved the past, 
the College has undergone continuous change since its earliest days, developing and adapting the academic 
program to meet the changing needs of society. 

A strong sense of mission has enabled Mary Baldwin College to experiment without losing sight of its 
primary goal: providing the breadth and depth of a liberal-arts curriculum with an emphasis on the practical 
applications of higher education. Two recent "experiments" in particular have succeeded largely because of 
the strength of tradition and sense of mission: The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) and the Adult 
Degree Pro^^ram (ADP). 

With their foundations firmly grounded in tradition 
and mission, PEG and ADP have grown increasingly 
successful in meeting the needs of their non-traditional 
students. At the same time, the entire college commu- 
nity has benefited from the cultural and educational 
diversity brought to the campus by PEG and ADP 

Diversity is exactly what we find in the "real world" 
of careers and life after college. Just step into any 
corporate office, for that matter consider any work or 
life situation — or even your own family — and you' 11 
find people of many ages and abilities interacting. 
Everyone isn't the same. Everyone isn't young; nor is 
everyone old, or black, or white. Not everyone is a man; 
not everyone is a woman. Not everyone is intellectually 
gifted, nor is everyone dull. Everyone is not rich, nor is 
everyone poor, or from the North or the South. 

The key to success for organizations — and fami- 
lies are organizations, too — whatever their goals, is 
their ability to recognize the value of the diverse 
talents, ideas, and skills that individuals contribute to 
the group. So, at Mary Baldwin College, the "orga- 
nization" might be a class with students ranging in 
age from 14 to "40 something" and beyond. 

One student, age 1 4, might offer vision and imagina- 
tion to launch stimulating conversation or provide an 
idea for a group project. An older student — man or 
woman - — perhaps changing careers after 20 years in 
the work force offers a different perspective, perhaps a 
pragmatic approach to completing the project. Yet, the 
practical might just as easily emanate from the 1 4-year- 
old, and the imaginative from the 40-year-old. The 
point is that the climate at Mary Baldwin College 
supports the diversity, encourages it, and, in fact, de- 
mands it. 


Motivated seems to be the word most oflen used lo describe 
the ADP student. Eighteen is a very dilTercnt age from 38 or 48. 
Most ADP students work full time, many have families lo 
support, households to run, or possibly all of those responsibili- 
ties and even more. For these students, there never seems to be 
enough time to go around. 

Although the majority of the nearly 600 ADP students do not 
attend classes on campus, there are a few who study in on- 
campus classes in the traditional sense. For many of these 
students, attending college was not an option after high school, 
and the collegiate atmosphere is a whole new experience. 

In addition to this new college experience, many are in the 
midst of major life transitions which initially inspired them to 
return to college. In general, these are goal-orienlcd, career- 
driven students. Many have several years of work experience, 
and they see increased opportunities for career advancement 
through education. Many know exactly what they want, contrast- 
ing most traditional students who initially explore a variety of 
career options. 

Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program began in 1977 
during administration of the College's seventh president, Dr, 
Virginia L. Lester. In the beginning, there were eight students 
in ADP. Since that time, with strong leadership from the 
program's current director. Dr. James Harrington, ADP has set 
a standard for non-traditional degree programs. Enrollment in 
the nationally acclaimed program has reached 565. 


It' s astonishing that theory has been so successfully translated 
into practice — PEG works, and it works well. Academically 
talented girls are drawn into a stimulating intellectual environ- 
ment, yet their needs as younger students are not neglected. 
Started just 8 years ago by former director Dr. Christine Garrison, 
the program now enrolls 53 students. 

Thus, bolstered by an infrastruclua' of support designed 
especially for them, these younger Mary Baldwin students gradu- 
ally become integrated into the college community. And accord- 
ing to many traditional-age students, it's becoming harder lo 
determine — or perhaps it matters less — whether a classmate is 
a "PEG" or a traditional student. What matters is that the ] 
dilTcrcnccs are valued and appreciated. 

PEG students seem to thrive as they pursue interests through 
Mary Baldwin's liberal-arts curriculum. The program provides 
guidance and direction so ihal degree requirements are met, but 
without restricting the intellectual curiosity of these non-tradi- 
tional students. 

The social andemolional needsofMary Baldwin's youngest 
students arc not neglected, either. First-year PEG students live 
in TuUidge, their own residence hall, and siKial activities and 
supervision arc geared to their agc-lcvcl. During subsequent 
years, PEGs arc gradually integrated into the traditional resi- 
dence hall program and the full range of the College's activities 
for students. 



Evi Pover was 14 years 
old when she started college 
at Mary Baldwin. She's 18 
and graduating this year 
with degrees in psychology 
and Spanish. She is an im- 
pressive young woman, re- 
markably mature, who is 
blessed with the wisdom to 
understand the reality of be- 
ing an 18-year-old college 

Evi talks casually about 
her age and some of the 
frustrations of thinking 
you're not like everyone 

else. "Being younger really 
bothered me during my first 
two years at Mary Baldwin. 
In PEG we learn not to 
apologize for being smart, 
yet I did find myself apolo- 
gizing for my age. Then, I 
just stopped caring that I 
was younger. My age might 
be an issue to some people 
now, but when I'm 25 it 
won't be." 

"I was expecting the tra- 
ditional students to be more 
wary than they were of the 
PEG students, but most of 

the time they weren't even 
aware I was a PEG. They 
only found out after they got 
to know me and . . . well, no 
problems. Sometimes a stu- 
dent would say she didn't 
think it was fair that I didn't 
have to go to high .school. If 
I had attended high school I 
would have been fine, too 
fine. When I get bored with 
something I become totally 
unproductive. I don't think I 
would have learned much in 
high school. My parents let 
me decide for myself to at- 

tend Mary Baldwin. I know 
it was the right decision," 
says Evi. 

Attending Mary Baldwin 
through PEG is a bit differ- 
ent from attending as a tra- 
ditional student, especially 
for the first two years. "At 
first, the rules and restric- 
tions of PEG were hard for 
me to understand. 1 had 
more freedom at home than 
at college. But now, as 
much as 1 hated those rules. 
1 can see how I benefited. 1 
eat breakfast every morning 

and 1 always attend class. I 
have structure and disci- 
pline I probably wouldn't 
have without all the guid- 
ance," says Evi. 

About the diversity of 
Mary Baldwin College, Evi 
says she was surprised. "My 
expectation for a women's 
college in the middle of 
Virginia was not PEG. 
ADP, or things like the 
Japanese exchange pro- 
grams at Mary Baldwin. 
But I'se received a broader 
education because of these 

programs," she says. 

When Evi talks about 
ADP students, the first 
thing she mentions is the 
similarities of all the stu- 
dents at Mary Baldwin; the 
second is the motivation of 
those in ADP. "In general, 
there are not many distinct 
differences among all the 
students in a classroom, es- 
pecially in senior classes. 
Hard work seems to be the 
focus; everyone is studying 
together to get the course 
work done. At this point, 
everything else seems irrel- 
evant," says Evi. And then, 
as an after thought, Evi 
adds, "I've always been 
somewhat quiet in class, 
and 1 like the way the ADP 
students are not inhibited at 
all. They can make 
a class exciting." 

Evi still sees the 
similarities in the 
students as much 
more apparent than 
the differences. 
"When we graduate 
. . . PEG, ADP and 
the traditional stu- 
dents . . . we'll be 
together at Com- 
mencement. All of 
us will have degrees 
from Mary Bald- 
win, and all of us 
will be alums." 

Evi is taking a 
break from educa- 
tion when she 
graduates in May to 
"get some experience, then 
decide what to study in 
graduate school." She's in- 
terested in computers and 
short stor>' writing, and, of 
course, she's interested in 
psychology and Spanish. In 
a career sense, she's keep- 
ing her options open — 
wide open. But then, she is 
18. She has plent>' of time. 




COCKE '92 

Mary Cocke is graduat- 
ing in May, and she's ready. 
She freely admits Mary 
Baldwin has not only ful- 
filled, but surpassed her ex- 
pectations as a freshman 
four years ago. 

When discussing the 
growing diversity of the 
Mary Baldwin students, 
Mary talks mostly of the in- 
tegration, the common 
ground. She only notices 
subtle, discreet differences 
in students. About ADP stu- 
dents she says, "They have 
such insight, and 
offer a different 
point of view in 
any class that 
calls for interac- 
tion. They seem 
to have the confi- 
dence to speak 
out in class and 
to share their 

Mary has di- 
rectly benefited 
from the ADP in 
a way many 
would find as- 
tonishing. At the 
same time she is 
winding up stud- 
ies at Mary 
Baldwin, she is 
completing chemotherapy 
from St. Jude C!hildrcn's 
Hospital ("Memphis, TN) in 
April. That's two major ac- 
complishments in one 

spring: college graduation 
and a clean bill of health. 
There was a semester 
when Mary's treatment kept 
her from attending classes, 
at least in the traditional Instead, she made ar- 
rangements to take two 
courses in Memphis — her 
hometown, by the way — 
through the flexibility of the 
faculty and the existence of 
ADP. Mary chose courses 
which had already been 
adapted for ADP students, 
and her professors, Bonnie 

Hohn and Gwen Walsh, 
regularly sent envelopes of 
course materials to her. 

"My professors under- 
stood my situation," says 
Mary. "They were very 
helpful, although both of 
them said it was easy to 
send another copy of mate- 
rials when they had already 
prepared several for ADP 
students taking the same 
class. If the program 
weren't already set up, it 
probably would have been 
impossible for me to gradu- 




ate with my class." 

When discussing the 
benefits traditional students 
derive from interaction with 
ADP students, Mary says. 
"ADP students are enthusi- 
astic about learning, and 
they're always prepared . . . 
I have a friend who is an 
ADP student, a single par- 
ent, and he works full time. 
To see someone work that 
hard is an inspiration. It 
makes you want to work 
hard, too . . . Of course, just 
because I'm a traditional 

student doesn't mean 1 
don't take my learning seri- 
ously. I'm not here because 
my parents sent me." 

Mary does confess to 
sometimes feeling a little 
frustrated that PKG students 
seem to excel with such 
ease in some classes. "In bi- 
ology classes, things seem a 
lot easier for PEGs ... but I 
guess that's just where I .see 
them," she says. Then, u ith 
a laugh she adds, "But, 
come to think of it, I've 
seen PEG students strug- 

gling with all the rest of us 
in calculus!" 

Mary has also had posi- 
tive experiences with PEG 
students, or at least she 
thinks she has, because she 
finds it hard to tell PEG .stu- 
dents from traditional stu- 
dents. "On many occasions 
1 didn't realize a classmate 
was a PEG until I happened 
to see her walking up to 
Tullidge [the PEG residence 
hall]," says Mary. "Really, 
how would you know?" she 

After completing her ma- 
jor in biology in May, Mary 
will continue her education 
with advanced studies in 
botany. Her hectic schedule 
has left little time for inves- 
tigating schools, however, 
and for selecting a specialty 
within that field. "Graduate 
schools want you to know 
what specific organism or 
genus or species you're go- 
ing to study, so I still have 
that decision ahead of me," 
she says. 


"I chose Mary Baldwin 
College because I had no 
other choice," says Leni 
Sorensen, an ADP student 
from Crozet, Virginia. "I 
had been looking for years 
and had tried other college 
programs only to be blind- 
sided by bureaucracy." 

"It's the flexibility of the 
program . . . simply the way 

it is set up. I didn't have to 
compromise my intellectual 
integrity to go to school. I 
wasn't treated like an 18- 
year-old, and for that I am 
deeply appreciative," says 
Leni. "There's nothing 
wrong with 18," she adds 
quickly, "but it's not 47." 
Unlike most ADP stu- 
dents, Leni has the opportu- 

nity and time to attend 
classes on campus. "I enjoy 
the classroom setting; I like 
being part of the campus. I 
tried to go to college earlier 
in my life, but it just didn't 
work out," she says. "Now 
I'm getting something I 
didn't have an opportunity 
for after high school." 
Leni says, "I read a sta- 

tistic that says at least 80% 
of the women in the United 
States will spend all our 
[adult] lives in the work 
force. Life was very differ- 
ent when I was growing 
up." Leni talks of her past 
with a combination of nos- 
talgia and frustration. She 
says, "I've had to re-negoti- 
ate my position with the 
world. Not only do I have to 
change, but I have the d/)- 
portunity to change and 
adapt to the changes in llie 

"When I decided to take 
some classes on campus, I 
had no sense of the campus 
protocol. In class it was 
sometimes hard, and in 
some cases I was older than 
the professor and had expe- 
rienced many of the things 
discussed in class. I didn't 
know when to speak out 
and when to listen. I had to 
feel my way around." 

Leni says she has never 
been particularly aware of 
the PEG program, although 
she's sure that, at one time 

or another, she has had a 
class with a PEG student. 
Leni says, "Even in Hunt 
[Dining Hall], the students 
group more by academic in- 
terests than anything else. I 
have never been aware of 
any differences in my class- 
mates. Some studies have 
challenged me, and I'm sure 
I have challenged others in 
class. I believe we need to 
be pulled ahead by those 
who lead us." 

Leni is 
with a degree 
in American 
history this 
May and 
plans to con- 
tinue her edu- 

through to a 
Leni seems to 
have a realis- 
tic view of 
the world 
from many 
angles and 

does not covet the position 
of students on campus who 
have opportunities she 
wished for at an earlier age. 
"I'm not envious of the tra- 
ditional students. They have 
their own row to hoe. It's 
not easy from any position. 
I have no desire to be 18 
again . . . I've learned too 
much since then." 

Tamera HinU Buchanan is a 
graduate of Radford College. 
From 1987 to 1988, she 
worked In the Office as 
College Relations as a writer 
and editor. Alice E. Addleton 
(Genie) Is Director of News i 
Editorial Services at Mary 
Baldwin and edits The 

From The 
Alumnae President 

Come Celebrate 
at Homecoming '92 

I hope many of you are planning to come back to Mary 
Baldwin to celebrate Homecoming and Commencement '92. 
The celebration begins on Thursday evening, May 21, with 
the premiere performance of Summer Verses: The Book of 
Ruth by Frances Thompson McKay '63, and ends with Mary 
Baldwin's 150th Commencement on Sunday, May 24. 
Homecoming and Commencement '92 will be my last offi- 
cial function as President of the Alumnae Association. I look 
forward to seeing you there. 

.Several chapters have had benefit functions enabling them 
to make special donations to the Annual Fund. If you are in 
an area which has not celebrated Mary Baldwin's 150 years 
of excellence, plan your own celebration by calling some 
classmates, or make a gift to the Annual Fund in honor of a 
friend or former professor. 

Thank you for the support many of you have offered in so 
many ways. The time I have spent as a Board member for 
Mary Baldwin has been most meaningful and rewarding, and 
I will be a volunteer for the College always. There is .still 
much to do as we move into the next 150 years. 


Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 


MBC Alumnae Association 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 


Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Vice President 

Cynthia Knight Weir '68, Chair 
Admissions Committee 

Susan Johnson High '62, Chair 

Annual Fund Committee 

Kimberly Baker Glenn '79, Chair 

Alumnae Involvement Committee 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair 

Continuing Education Committee 

Linda Martin Graybill '83, Chair, 

Finance Committee 

Kate Gladden Schultz '71, Chair, 

Homecoming Committee 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60, Chair 

Nominating Committee 

Beth Palk '93, Chair 

Student Relations Committee 

Sally Dorsey Danner '64 

Recording Secretary 

Laura Catching Alexander '71, Ex-Officio 

Executive Director 

of Alumnae Activities 

Call for Nominations 

All alumnae and friends of Mary Baldwin College are in- 
vited to .submit nominations for itie Alumnae Association Board 
of Directors, as well as for the Association's annual awards. 
Submissions received by September 1, 1992, will be considered 
by the noininating committee this fall. The new class of Board 
members-al-large will begin their terms of office in July, 1993, 
and awards will be presented in May and October 1993. All 
graduates and former students of Mary Baldwin Seminary and 
Mary Baldwin College, regardless of race, creed, or sex, are 
considered alumnae in good standing and are eligible to receive 
Alumnae Awards and to serve on the Board of Directors. 

Alumnae Association awards include the Admissions Vol- 
unteer Excellence award, the Kmily Smith Medallion, the 
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award, the Career Achieve- 
ment Award, the Service to Church Award, and the Commu- 
nity Service Award. 

To receive nomination forms, criteria for selecting award 
recipients, and information on the nomination process for the 
Alumnae Board, call or write the nominating committee in 
care of the Alumnae Office: 

Nominating Committee 
Office of Alumnae Activities 

l^ary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Virginia 24401 

703 • 887 • 7007 

FAX 703 • 885 • 9503 


May 21, 22, 
23, and 24 

At Mary Baldwin's 
150th Commencement, 
the College will award 
honorary Doctor of 
Humane Letters 
degrees to Anna Kate 
Reid Hipp '63, Elizabeth 
"LIddy" Kirkpatrick 
Doenges '63, and Dr. 
Samuel R. Spencer Jr. 
Trustee Eleanor H. 
Raynolds will present 
the Commencement 


Homecoming Weekend is for everyone, with special reunions for 
theSO-PlusClub. the Classes of 1942. 1947, 1952. 1956, 1957, 1958, 
1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1990, and for Adult Degree 
Program alumnae and alumni as well as for alumnae who were in- 
volved with the dram;i/theatre program. The 50th Reunion Class will 
be special guests of the College for their class dinner. 

Scheduled events include Summer Verses: The Book of Ruth, the 
premiere perfonnance of an oratorio written by Frances Thompson 
McKay '69; President Tyson's "State of the College Address"; semi- 
nars; guided tours including restoration of college buildings; alum- 
nae/faculty reception; reunion dinners; Blocxly Mary reception; 
Parade of Classes; Alumnae Association annual meeting and awards 
ceremony; alumnae candlelight dinner and alumnae choir; reunion 
parties; and Sesquicentennial Commencement. 

The activities begin on Thursday evening, so come early to Home- 
coming 1992! 

For Information contact the Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 
Baldwin College, Staunton. Virginia 24401 . Phone 703 • 887 • 7007 or 
FAX 703 • 885 • 9503. 

Alumna Profile 






by Gordon C. Page 


Re-acquainiance with one of our music majors was 
not even remotely in my mind back in '87 when I 
was asked to be a "suggesler" for a sub-committee 
dealing with cultural affairs for our Sesquiccntennial. 
At a meeting over afternoon tea at the Beverly Restaurant, 
various appropriate projects were put forward for 
investigation. It fell to me to pursue the possibility of 
commissioning a musical work for f)erformance in '92. 
After gathering information, my report indicated that it was 
probably feasible. However, since we are a college for 
women (and since the Sesquiccntennial would surely 
celebrate that fact) it seemed logical to search for a 
composer who is also a woman, and there might be a 
problem here. The chair of the committee turned that 
problem over to me to tackle. 

Eureka! In the search for a living, breathing, female 
writer of music, whose name should turn up but that of our 
own "Sis" Thompson — class of '69 — who has been 
tearing up the "modem" music scene in Washington, D.C., 
for several seasons. The Sesquiccntennial Committee gave 
me permission to ask her if she would consider writing 
such a piece, etc., etc. Her answer was "yes." She even 
volunteered that she was presently working with an idea for 
a cantata based on the Book of Ruth. Imagine: one of our 
own with great honors and academic credentials, influential 
in the musical life a great city, and already writing about a 
legendary woman. Somebody up there is looking out for 

Negotiations were completed, the work written, and 
performance details are being settled. What more is there to 
say? End of article, right? Wrong! 

My hope is to have you see "Sis" as I saw her, because, to 
me, she is the story. That's why the picture is from her IVlary 
Baldwin days. Now, note the abbreviated skirt. Note the fish 
net stockings. Catch that demure look. She could be any one 
of our prcscnl-day sludenLs! 

Sis loved to ride, and spent much time 
schooling horses for the Shenandoah Farm 
stable. Like many of our girls she 
seriously questioned .some aspects of 
her education and of the living .style at 
Mary Baldwin — so don't be misled by 
that shy smile. She was shy, but she was 
also determined. She finished here at the end 
of her first senior semester — and promptly 
took off for Paris and, eventually, studied with 
Nadia Boulanger, herself a modem legend. And 
now, Sis continues to work like a demon in her 

All this accomplished, and yet on the phone she sounds to 
me now exactly as she did answering the phone at the Music 
Building years ago. How exciting it will be to see and hear 
herworking — at home, with us at _^^ Mary Baldwin — 
come May. ^^^^^ 


things you 


know about 

Sis Thompson: 

name is 
McKay. She is 
married to James 
McKay, a lawyer who 
is also a pianist. They 
have 14-year-old twins, Katie and Daniel. 

A "modem" composer, she heads the Theory Department 
at the Levine School of Music — with other class and 
administrative duties. 

She also is at Georgetown University in fine arts, liberal 
studies, and continuing education, plus additional 

Her curriculum vitae requires three single-spaced pages, 
and she has numerous authoritative reviews of her music by 
.such critics as Paul Hume, Joseph McClellan, Robert Parris, 
Nonnan Middlcton, J. Kenneth Townscnd, and many more. 

Mary Baldwin can't take full credit for her — she 
completed graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory of 
Music in Baltimore and at the University of Virginia — but 
we have a right to be proud of our part in her development 
For that we can chiefly thank Carl Broman — whom she 
dearly loved. 

Gordon Page, professor emeritus of music and former head of 
the music department, taught at Mary Baldwin from 1949-1979. 
He and his wife, Martha (Mopsy) Pool Page, live In Staunton and 
continue to be actively engaged with the life of the College. 

Chapters In Action 

September - December 1991 









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Front Row Sitting (l-r) Nicole Sadler, Caroline Marriott, and 
Stephanie Knight; Middle Row Kneeling (l-r) Amy Clark, 
Heather Jackson, Stephanie Tyler; Back Row Standing (l-r) 
Alitia Cross, Jacqui Elliott, Gina DeMarchi, Stephanie 
Leftwich, Jessica Booth, Sharon Scott, and Rebecca 

Baldwin Charm, a select group of 13 student singers, traveled 
last fall to North and South Carolina and Georgia during the week 
of October 21 through 27. Charm performed at alumnae chapter 
events in Durham, Charlotte, Columbia, Savannah, and Atlanta, as 
well as at several high schools along the way. 

In addition to planning a lunch or evening event for Charm, 
chapter members hosted the students in their homes, led impromptu 
lours of their home towns, and helped in many other ways. 

Baldwin Charm is chosen by audition from members of the 
Mary Baldwin College Choir. This year the group included eleven 
students from the traditional program, and two students in the Pro- 
gram for the Exceptionally Gifted. Formed in 1984, Baldwin Charm 
performs a light repertoire of a cappella music. 

Dr. Robert Allen, professor of music, directs Baldwin Charm. 
Student director is Jessica Booth '92 from Ashland, Virginia. Gina 
DeMarchi '92 from Beckley, West Virginia, is the tour manager. 

Women Helping Women in central Virginia 

A dedicated group of Mary Baldwin alumnae in the Richmond 
area have pooled their resources and pledged their time to provide 
support to Mary Baldwin students in the College's program in the 
women's correcticjnal center in Goochland, Virginia. In December, 
they met for the first lime to chart a course of action. 

TTie alumnae support group reaches out to provide both moral 
and practical support to students at Goochland. Kim G'Donnel! '82 
is organizing a parly for the students and alumnae. Lucy Nichols 
'87, an attorney, will help the students with child-custody issues; 
she is also working with Kim to help the students obtain access to 
the law library at the prison. Sarah Stuart Carney '89 is organizing 
tutors and alumnae visits to the prison, and Kim Baker Glenn '79 
will tutor students. Sarah is also working with the students to start a 
newsletter which will be distributed to Goochland students, mem- 
bers of the support group, and others who are interested. Dudley 
Luck and Peggy Kellam '88 provide support and advice to students 

about to be released from prison. Betty Mayes Hecht '68 is working 
to provide the students access to computers. 

Mary Baldwin's Associate Dean for Special Programs, Virginia 
Roysler Francisco '64, .served as catalyst for the support group's 
formation. .She comments, "There is solid evidence that recidivism 
plummets among prisoners who earn college degrees. But for mc 
this program is not a response to a social problem. It is a ministry, 
deeply connected to the ministry of the many Mary Baldwin women 
who went to Asia and South America in the last century, and who 
minister to women in shelters and prisons today. Our [Goochland] 
students are from impoverished families, spent every dollar they 
could raise on legal assistance, and earn only 23 cents per hour for 
the jobs they hold in prison. One of the things they most need is to 
be connected to us, to know thai ours is a ministry of love, hope, 
and respect for their struggle to better their lives." 


Left: Margaret Teague 
Eaton '58, and Mollle 
Rehmet Cannady '64, who 
hosted an event for 
Institutional Advancement 
in her Houston home . 

Clarissa Shepherd Gaylord '42, Doug Smith, and 
Nadlne Prideaux Smith '41 In Houston. 



A Virginia Scliools Parly, organized by : 
in Octoiier al the Firehousc Restaurant. 

W&L alumnus, was held 



See "Baldwin Charm Goes On Tour." Trustee Gail McLennan King 
'69 chaired an elegant luncheon al which Baldwin Charm per- 
formed and Dean of the College Dr. James Lott spoke on the future 
of single-sex education. Chapter president Ncille McRae Wilson 
'68 and treasurer Penny Odom Thompson '69 were also instrumen- 
tal in making the event a success. Mary Baldwin participated, with 
several other women's colleges, in a career symposium held at 
Agnes Scott College on November 2. Lee McAllister Turner '68 
was one of the featured speakers. 


See "Baldwin Charm Goes On Tour." Nita Ann Knight Klein '81 
and Peggy Gignilliat Carswell '53 provided invaluable help in mak- 
ing the local arrangements. 



Mary O. Pollard '84 worked with alumni from other colleges in 
Virginia to put together a joint holiday event in December. 



Karen Latshaw Schaub '86 hosted a "Family Fall Fling" picnic at 
her home in September. Visiting from Mary Baldwin were Alum- 
nae Director Crista Cabe and Vice President for Institutional 
Advancement Mark Atchison. A special guest was Kuniki Shimada 
from Doshisha Women's College in Kyoto. Japan. Julie Lyn 
Ellsworth '86 is chapter chair. In early November, the chapter spon- 
sored a shopping tour at a wholesale fashion warehouse and 
donated the proceeds to Mary Baldwin in honor of its 1,50 years of 
excellence. Members of the chapter also helped at Baltimore's Fes- 
tival of Trees. 



Mary Baldwin alumnae had the opportunity to meet at "Like Minds 
. . .", a gathering sponsored by several women's colleges. 

Glenn Dunn, Cyndl Enochs Dunn '81, Liz Sklrving, 
chapter president Sue Lollls '79. and Sue Lovelock 
in Houston. 



See "Baldwin Charm Goes on Tour." Chapter chair Hillary 
Baumann '89 planned the evening reception in Matthews. 

GreensboroAA/Jnston-Salem/High Point 

In .September, Margaret Newman Avent '49 hosted a party for pro- 
spective students in her home, with the help of Alumnae 
Association President Barbara Knisely Roberts "73. Dr. Daniel 
Mclraux, associate professor of history, was the special guest at a 
holiday buffet hosted by chapter chair Carol Vaughn '86. Director 
of Admissions Volunteers Harriet Runkle and Vice President for In- 
stitutional Advancement Mark Atchison also attended. 

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill 

See "Baldwin Charm Goes on Tour." Chapter chair Mary Stuart 
Copeland Alfano '84, with much help from Martha Philpoll King 
'80 and others, planned the lunch at the Hill House. 



See "Baldwin Charm Goes on Tour." Chapter co-chair Elizabeth 
Edgerton Summers '84 and former Alumnae AssiKiation President 
Anita Thee Graham '50 planned the luncheon at A.J.'s. 



In .September, the Houston chapter hosted a fmancial planning 
seminar, sponsored by the College and conducted by Thomas Wier, 
husband of Alumnae Board member Cynthia Knight Wier'68 . 
In November. Mollie Rehmet Cannady '64 hosted the Houston 
chapter's sesquicentennial celebration gala at her stunning new 
home. The event was planned by chapter chair Sue Ltillis '79, 
Alumnae AssiKiation Vice President Emily Delhloff Ryan '63. 
Victoria Gunn Simons '76, Alumnae Board member Cynthia 
Knight Wier'68 , and many others worked very hard to make this 
fundraiser the success thai it was. Vice Pa-sident Mark Atchison 
and Alumnae Director Laura Catching Alexander '71 (then Director 
of Maj<ir Gifts) attended from Mary Baldwin. 


Nancy Hopkins 

Parsons '81 and Anne 

Sims Smith '45 in the 

Mary Baidwin tent at 

the Foxfieid 

steeplechase races. 

Stuart Farmer, husband of 

Leigh Yates Farmer '74, 

presented a Financial 

Planning Seminar to the 

Richmond Chapter. 

San Antonio 

In early November, Dean of the College Dr. James Lott spoke at a 
student recruitment party hosted by Alison Wenger Boone '77, with 
the help of Amanda Bumis Talaat '80. 



For the second year in a row, Mary Baldwin alumnae came from all 
over Virginia to the Foxfieid Races, at which the Alumnae Associa- 
tion hosted a reception tent. Planning committee members were 
Nancy Hopkins Parsons '81 of Lexington, Virginia; Lisa Berry '90 
of Charlottesville; Nancy Kunkle Carey '.51 of Staunton; and .Susan 
Thornc Marr '73 of Charlottesville, Even more alumnae and friends 
attended in 1991 than in 1990 — the head count was over 230. 

Eastern Shore 

Caroline Upshur Walker, Advisory Board of Visitors member 
Malvina Savage, and Trustee Cccilc Mears Turner '46 hosted a lun- 
cheon for prospective students at the Eastern Shore Yacht and 
Country Club in December. Current students Carla Cuslis, Susan 
Kcllam and Karen Wood also attended. 


A financial planning seminar was sponsored by the College in Sep- 
tember. Stuart Farmer, who is married to former trustee and 
Alumnae Association President Leigh Yates Farmer '74, conducted 
the workshop. 


David and Kay Early Dougherty '65 hosted a holiday party in their 
home on December 4, featuring the singing group Baldwin Charm. 
Chapter president Gale Palmer Penn '63, Cyndi Phillips Fletcher 
'82, Margaret Carper Waldrop '40, Alumnae Board member Judy 
Lipcs Garsl '63, and many others joined forces lo make the evening 
the success that it w^s. 

Two Bulgarian students at Mary Baldwin, 
Angelina llleva (left) and Albena Lyutskanova 
(right) spent Christmas vacation with Mary Alice 
Bomar '93 (center) at her home In Tullahoma, 
Tennessee. Angelina and Albena gave the 
program at the Shelbyvllle, Tennessee, Noon 
Rotary Club on December 26 at the suggestion 
of Jane Townes '69. Photo courtesy of Franklin 
Yates, The Shelbyvllle Times-Gazette, 
Shelbyvllle, Tennessee. 

Staunton/Waynesboro/Augusta County 

"New York, New York," a benefit featuring Broadway star Carol 
Taylor Edlich, drew over 125 alumnae, friends and guests. The 
chapter sponsored the event in honor of Mary Baldwin's sesquicen- 
tennial, and contributed the proceeds to the College for scholarship 
endowment. Nancy Kunkle Carey '53 served as benefit chair, with 
invaluable assistance from chapter chair Mary Albergotti Hamer 
'81, Margaret Stanley Wood '74, Kit Kivlighan Carter '44, Mopsy 
Pool Page '48, and many others. 

Chapter members hosted two receptions for visiting parents of pro- 
spective students this fall. Eleanor Jamison Supple '42 and Mary 
Graves Hamilton '47 coordinated the events, with help from Anne 
Faw Bernard '50 and Kitty Hoge Smith '41. 


Ann Cooke Britt '58 hosted President Cynthia H. Tyson and alum- 
nae from Franklin and Suffolk at a coffee in her home in early 
November. That evening. President Tyson attended a cocktail party 
in her honor in Norfolk, at the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart 
Copeland, parents of Alumnae Board member Mallory Copeland 
'88 and Mary Stuart Copeland Alfano '84. Chris Baylor '86, chair 
of the Tidewater chapter, chaired the event planning committee. 



Tlie Charleston chapter participated in a Virginia Schools Party in 
November. Judy Ellen Hanlen '77, who is the chapter chair and a 
member of the Alumnae Board, served as the Mary Baldwin liaison. 


In the last issue of the Magazine, Leslie Mask '95 was incorrectly 
identified as Leigh Rowe '93 on page 17 in the caption below the 
photograph of commuter students. 

Class Notes 


VIRGINIA (GINNIE) WALTHOUR Moss of Southern Pines. NC. writes 
that at age 82 she is still very active. She runs Mile Away Farm, is Master of 
the Fox Hunt of the Moore County Hounds, and hunts three days a week. 


MARGUERITE DUNTON Jarvis moved to Silver Spring, MD, to live 
with her daughter. Marguerite has six grandchildren and twelve great grand- 

SARA RAL.STON Clowser of Winchester, VA, went on a trip to Nova 
.Scotia and Prince Fxlward Island last summer. 


ELIZABETH SULLIVAN Smith of Tampa, FL, has nine grandchildren 
and three great grandchildren, two of which are 1 -year-old twins. 


MATILDA BELCHER Swicegood of Maitland, FT,, is a retired widow who 
is busy with house, garden and pool care, garden club. Embroiderers' Guild 
of America, Retired Couples Group, and church. 


LOUISE RANDOL Bnwks of Richmond, VA, enjoys working with the lo- 
cal organization of the Alzheimer's AsscKiation. 

VIRGINIA BRAND Francis of Harrisonburg. VA. .says living in the Blue 
Ridge Mountains is quite a change from coastal California but "both places 
are wonderful!" 


VIRGINIA LYON Johnson of Delray Beach, Fl„ was in the photo used for 
the Homecoming '92 [K)stcard. 


,IOSEPHINE BARNETT Ritchie of Hillsboro, OR, and her husband, A. F. 

Ritchie, president emeritus from Pacific University, jointly received the 
Harvey and Emeline Clark Medal of Merit for service to the university. This 
was the first time Pacific's highest honor was given to a couple. 


PHYLLIS WILLIAMS Ayresof Sturgis, Ml, writes that her daughter, 
BETSY AYRES Crutchfield '64. lives in Coeur D'Alene, ID, and son. Bill, 
in Grand Rapids, Ml. 

ELIZABETH LUCAS Cummins of Fairfield. VA, was in Ocala, FI., in 
May '91 for a reunion with some retired nurses in the class of 1939. 
,IANET HOLLIS Doswell of Auhurndale, MA, has 10 great-grandchildren. 
MARGARET KELLER Pearson of Arlington, VA, and her husband cel- 
ebrated their .SOth wedding anniversary in New Haven, CT, with their five 
children and their lamilies, including 12 grandchildren. Margaret is em- 
ployed by the National Park Service in the Washington. DC office. 
ROUDABUSH Price of Luray. VA. and RUTH ROSE GALEY Welliver 
of Columbia. MO had a mini-reunion last fall. 


ELIZABETH (BETTY) BOYD Caskey moved from Honolulu. HI. to I js 

Vegas. NV, last July. 

FRANCES RUE Godwin of Phoenix, AR, and her husband, Fred, arc .still 
traveling and enjoy their three grandchildren. 

LOUISE (PAT) WILSON Hanna of Hillsborough, CA, plans to build a re- 
tirement home complex in Novalo, California. 

MARCIA GOOCH Johnston of Roanoke, VA. plays tennis weekly and is 
active with civic and church work 

ANITA CONSTANCE MALUGANI of Oradell. NJ, subsUlule teaches for- 
eign languages and takes care of her two Siamese cats. 
KATHERINE MOFFETT Smith of McUan, VA, and her huisband 
planned trips to Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Jackson Hole, WY, 
last fall. Katherine is busy with the church fiower committee, garden club, 
and preservation societies. 


ALICE BITNER Freund moved to Tucson, AR, and stays in touch with 


MARGARET (MAG) WARDLAW (Jilbert of AsheviUc, NC, suffered a 

severe stroke. 

KATHRYN (TAT) LINEWEAVER Kivhghan of .Staunton. VA, writes 

that her husband died in May, 1991. 

BETTY GRANGER Scott of Tucson, AR, volunteers in public schools and 

teaches computer classes in her home. 

SALLY CHENEY Walker of San Antonio, TX. is gardening, and painting 

with watercolors. She illustrated a cookbook with pen and ink drawings of 

old historical buildings from Comfort. TX. 


DR. JULIA W. BOYKIN of Columbia. SC. retired from teaching. 
JOYCE (BREWSTER) ALBRIGHT Greig-Denis of Fort Wayne, IN, 
writes that her son is a fiighl surgeon in Korea. 

MALVINE PAXTON Graham's first grandchild graduated from college 
last year. She resides in Pulaski. VA. 

DORRIS WITHERS McNeal of Virginia Beach. VA. went on a trip to Ha- 
waii. Australia. New Zealand and Tahiti November. 
NINA SPROUL Wise of Toms Brtxik. VA. participated in the MBC trip to 
China lead by Dr. VIRGINIA (GINNY) ROYSTER Francisco '64 and 
Donald Wells. 


Mathews of Chester. VA. LAURA ELIZABETH LUCK Stiles of Ashland. 
VA. MARGARET (PEGGY) MEREDITH Darden of Annapolis. MD. 
and JANE CRAIG Morrison of Kcnnett Square. PA. and their husbands 
spent a weekend last November at Tides Lodge in Irvington. VA. They plan 
to attend their 50th reunion this May. 

PEARL EPLING Forsey of .Salt Uke City, UT, is planning to attend her 
.SOlh reunion. 

MARY MORRIS BLAKELY Sorrells of Memphis. TN. writes that she had 
a massive stroke in February. 1991, but has been at home since June. 
ELEANOR (HI) JAMISON Supple moved back to Staunton. She hopes to 
see lots of classmates at the .SOth reunion! 


ANN WHITEHEAD Thomas of Round Hill, VA. fell and broke her right 
arm on a trip to Hawaii August. Her daughter. Elizabeth, married last 


HAZEL HARRIS Humphrey of Baltimore. MD. says she does not feel 65 

years old She is busy wilh lamily, one-year-old grandson and Altar Guild. 


ANN MARTIN Brodie of Gulf Breezx-, FX, retired, and is in gtxxl health. 
She and her husband have two daughters in Atlanta and a son in the Jack.son- 
ville area. 

MARGUERITE (MUGGY) GASTON Garrett's husband retired, and they 
spent last summer in Alaska They reside in Lufkin. Texas. 


ANNE MONYHAN Chambers of New Castle, IN, cruised on the Queen 
Elizabeth II last September. 

LYLE V. IRVINE of Washington, DC, belongs to animal rights organiza- 
tions. Her latest project is to stop the National Zoological Park from sending 
the male panda to another zoo. 

MARTHA-ANNE (MOPSY) POOL Page of Staunton, VA, and her hus- 
band, Gordon, feel blessed to be with and hear from alumnae, student 
"daughters," and friends! 


CYNTHIA BETTS Johnson of Santa Fe, NM, had a wonderful time when 
MARGARET HOOKS Wilson visited last July. 

KATHARINE (KITTY) MAKEPEACE Turner of Warwick Neck, RI, do- 
nated a book to the MBC library by William Nixon about her hometown. 
She has a new granddaughter, Margaret Makepeace McClure, bom Novem- 
ber 1. 1991. 

BEVERLY (BEV) HARRISON Rhodes of Carmel, NY, visited Grand 
Tetons and Yellowstone last summer. 

JOAN (JO) MOORE Woltz of Mt. Airy, NC, and her husband, Howard, 
have a new grandson, Edwin Moore Woltz Jr., bom to their son, Ed, and Re- 
becca Harvin Woltz. 


ANITA THEE Graham, of Columbia, SC, past president of MBC Alumnae 
Association Board of Directors, traveled to Savannah, GA, with her husband 
in October. 


MARTHA MCMULLAN Aasen of Westport, CT, and her husband, Larry, 

worked with the university in Gabarone, Botswana, for two months last fall. 

CAROLYN (LYN) PLEASANTS Eden of Auburn, AL, writes that she has 

six grandchildren. 

MARY LOU CHRISTIE Schroeder of Winchester, VA, says that her 

daughter, Pam, son-in-law, Eli, and their children live less than a mile away 

from her home. Mary Lou has seven grandchildren. 

LILIAN BEDINGER Taylor of Nanjemoy, MD, and her husband drove 

8,000 miles to Pacific University in Oregon for his 40th class reunion. 


MARJORIE (MEG) GORDON Manning retired in June from Decatur 
High School in Georgia and plans to travel. Because of a trip to Switzerland 
she will miss her class reunion. 

DOROTHY (DOTTIE) SMITH Purse of El Paso, TX, travels a lot with 
her mother. Her three daughters are married and live in Texas. Dottie has 
four grandchildren. 

EMILY (MITCH) MITCHELL Williamson of Fredericksburg, VA, spent 
Christmas in Germany with her daughter, Jane, and family. Mitch looks for- 
ward lo her 40th reunion. 


JOAN JOHN Grine of Del Mar, CA, is an artist and art teacher. She and 

her husband, who is retired, have two children and two grandsons. 
MARY JO SHILLING Shannon of Roanoke, VA, coordinated the Blue 
Ridge Writers Conference in October at Roanoke College. Last fall she was 
appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board for The Mary Baldwin Magazine. 
She writes profiles for the Roanoke Times and World News and the Roanoke 
College maga/Jne. 


WILLIE (ASHLIN) WYATT Smith of Charlottesville, VA, and her hus- 
band, Lloyd, went to England last June. 


KATHERINE (KITTY) GRACEY Cannon ol Memphis, TN, visited with 
MARTHA RICHARDSON Allen of Montgomery, AL. 

Left to right: Nancy Eaton Hopkins 'S3, Rachel Koser Cottrell '58, Caroline 
Huffstutler Purr '58, Reid Strickland Nottingham '56, Ann Cooke Britt '58 at 
last summer's "beachparty." 


PATRICIA (PAT) BOWIE Davis of Harlingen, TX, cruised the Western 
Mediterranean with nine others from her hometown. She has three grand- 
children and enjoys her fourth year in Bible study fellowship. 
MARTHA (PATTY) PARKE Gibian of Southport, CT, is in her second 
year of a master's of social work program at Fordham University. 
FRANCES (BETTY) BRADFORD Hathorn of Alexandria, LA, was 
elected president of the Council for Social Studies. She has been teaching 29 

ANN RITCHIE McHugh of Savannah, GA, is co-chair of the Garden Club 
of Savannah's Tour of the Hidden Gardens. 


JANICE (JAN) GREGORY Belcher of Seaford, DE, writes that her hus- 
band. Warren, is retiring from DuPont in June. Their daughter, Julie, and her 
husband. Gray, have three prospective MBC students, Amanda, Morgan, and 

NANCY MCMULLAN Pauley of Daleville, VA, received an MS in El- 
ementary Guidance and Counseling from Radford University in 1989 and is 
employed as a counselor. 


ANNE MCCLUNG Anderson and her husband, Wayne, moved to Atlanta, 
GA. Wayne is president of Associated Colleges of the South and also adjunct 
professor of Political Science at Emory University. 

MARY KATHARINE (SNIG) PHLEGAR Davis of Blacksburg, VA, vis- 
ited with CARRALEIGH SINGLETARY Bass of College Station, TX, last 

LOUISA (LOU) JONES Painter of Harrisonburg, VA, is in the Agency 
Counseling Graduate Program at James Madison University. Lou together 
with Dr. James Harrington, director of ADP, BARBRO M. HANSSON '88 
(ADP) of Staunton, VA, and others, organized a benefit concert for 
MARIAN STANLEY Moore '76 of Swoope, VA, who is battling cancer. 
Lou and Marian both teach at Hunter McGuire, an independent elementary 
schof)l in Verona, VA. 


BARBARA (B.J.) JUDD Btmth of Fort Bragg, CA, and her husband, Ben, 
visileil MBC in November and say Ihey were pleased to see the old campus 
in such beautiful condition. 

REItEKAH LEWIS Krivsky of Clayton, GA, writes that three of her four 
sons have finished college and are working with their dad, Jerry. 


LOIS (FRANKIE) WILLARD Daniel of Lexington, KY, enjoyed the clus- 
ter reunion last year. 

LYNN TERRELL GalToriJ of Fort Worth, TX, is expecting her first grand- 



ANN I.EF, ALEXANDER C(M)k of Yorktown, VA, retired as Director of 
Guidance from Tabb High School. Her daughter, Ehzabeth. plans to transfer 
to Mary Baldwin. 

SHIRLEY FILE Robbins of Richmond, VA, and her husband took a six- 
week trip to the South Pacific. Both daughters finished college. Shirley looks 
forward to her 30th reunion. 


SARAH LIVIN(;STON Brown of Midlothian, VA, works as a counselor at 
a women's resource center at the University of Richmond and has a private 
practice. Last summer Sarah met with CAROLYN HALDEMAN 
Hawkins, of Hampton, VA, and ANN (TERRY) GECiCIE Fridley, of 
Covington, VA, in Williamsburg, VA. 

LINDA (LYNNE) FOBES Marion of Scottsdale, AR, is a consultant on the 
drug prevention curriculum at the Scottsdale School District and a part-lime 
specialist for the Arizona Prevention Resource Center. 
PACE PUTNAM Miller of Silver Springs, MD, edited a book Reclaiming 
the fust: Ldiulmarks of Women's History, to be published by Indiana Uni- 
versity Press this year. 

LYNEITE (LYN) WARNER Shiver teaches sixth grade in Alpharelta, 
GA, and serves as an elder at Roswell Presbyterian Church. 
ANNE (SHEARER) TROXELL Luck of Ashland, VA, enjoyed the 
Founders' Day Celebration on campus. Her son, Ross, is the fourth genera- 
tion at I.uck Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealership. 
FRANCES (BITTY) DAVIS TenBrook of Wilbraham, MA, and her hus- 
band are busy with a prison ministry, marriage seminars, Bible studies, and 
the Angel Tree Project. Her son, John Jr., graduates from Dartmouth in June. 


PAULA GREENLEE Barber of San Jose, CA, recently visited on campus 

and hopes to return in the spring. 

SANDRA r.RISHAM Dillard still teaches prc-school in Denver, CO, after 

15 years. Both her sons are married, and .she has one grandson. 

JUDITH (.lUDY) FLOETER Ford of Alpharelta, GA, writes thai her son, 

Stewart Jr., married last fall. 

ANN MORRELL Tucker is busy with her work in Rye, New York. She 

has two sons, one at Hamilton College and one at St Lawrence University. 


DOROTHY (DOTTIE) lAFRATE Rudy is running for executive council 
of the American AssiKiation of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in Boca 
Raton, Florida, "thanks to Miss Mulberry!" 

ANN MEBANE Levine of Morgantown, WV, writes that her husband, 
Arnold, died of a sudden, massive heart attack in December, 1990. He had 
been professor of .six;iology at West Virginia University since 1972 and was 
honored by the university with a memorial address last fall. 


MARCUERITE (CLARE) DUANE Ellis lives in Savannah, GA. Her hus- 
band Wiley, is now senior partner in Adams, Gardner, & F^llis law firm. Her 
son, Ben, graduated from UVA in 1991. 

NC. says she enjoyed her reunion at MBC a year ago. 
PATRICIA (PATTI) BILBO Hamp of Prudenville, Ml, came back for her 
2.'ilh reunion and says she had a wonderful time. Her youngest child is a se- 
nior in high scho<il. 


MAR(;ARET (PENNY) TURNER Coleman teaches at Murphy High 
School in Mobile, AI. Her daughter Eli/jbeth was in the Rose Bowl Parade 
as an A/.alea Trail Maid representing Mobile. 

MAR,|ORIE (MARGIE) GILLESPIE Holt of Newport News, VA, re- 
ceived her masters in counseling from the College of William and Mary in 
19X5 and has been a school counselor since. Her daughter. Fra/ier, gradu- 
ated from Georgetown in 1991 

MARTHA H. lENNENT Pages of Barcelona, Spain, completed her PhD 
at the University of Barcelona in November, 1990. 


LONNA DOLE Harkrader of Durham. NC. returned from spending a year 
in Central America with her husband, Richard, and two children. They built a 
health clinic in I^onn. Nicaragua 

SUSAN VAUGHAN Henry of Chester, VA, is employed by C.C. Wells El- 
ementary School 

LOIS LUNDIE Spence completed her Ph.D. in the Division of Science and 
Math Education at North Carolina State University in May, 1991. She ap- 
peared on North Carolina People on UNC-TV, hosted by Bill Fridley, past- 
president of UNC consolidated university. 


MARTHA H. FOWLER is the office administrator at The Mountain, a 

camp and conference center in Highlands, NC. 

SARA (SALLY) NAIR JAMES of Staunton, VA. is teaching art history at 


KATHERINE (KATHY) QUILLIAN .Solberg of Missoula, MT, and her 

husband, Terry, enjoy their careers with the United States Forest Service. 


MARTHA (MURPHY) DAVIS is a recipient of the Petra Foundation 
Award, given annually to four "outstanding unsung individuals who are do- 
ing difficult and important work on the cutting edge of the struggle for hu- 
man rights and freedom." Murphy and her husband, Ed Loring, are founders 
of the Open Door Community in Atlanta, which offers aid to the homeless, 
and they operate a prison ministry. 


CAROL DITTO Cary of Midlothian, VA, recently returned to work as an 
infonnalion systems consultant after taking several years off to be at home 
with her children. Will, 6, and Sarah. 9. 

JANIE DAVIS Flournoy of Shreveport. I.A. is working on an MBA at Cen- 
tenary College, where she is also employed. 

CARYN GOVE Long, her husband. U-wis. and their two children. Clark 
and Chase, moved to Lake Helen. Fl,. Caryn is still with the Air Force Re- 


HELEN (ELENA) DELGADO of Richmond. VA. is enrolled full time in 
the Master of Divinity program at Union Theological Seminary. 
BARBARA KNISELY Roberts of Burlington. NC. has enjoyed being 
president of the Alumnae Association and meeting so many alumnae. Bar- 
bara and her husband. John, stayed with CATHERINE (CATHY) CROSS 
Hallberg. and her husband. Rob. of Piano. TX. in Dallas. Barbara has also 
seen .SARAH (SALLIE) STALLWORTH Sebrell. and her husband, John, 
of Roanoke, VA, since Sallic's brother now lives in Burlington. 


HELEN RADCLIFFE Gregory is the business manager for All Saint's 
F^piscopal Church in Frederick, MD. Her husband, Ted, is president of 
linten, Shafer and Company, a CPA firm They have two daughters. Lane. 
1 1. and Bnxiie, 10. 

ANN SKINNER Hornsby of Williamsburg, VA, and her husband own the 
Homsby Construction Company. They built a residence and recording studio 
for Bruce Homsby, her brother-in-law. 

JUDY DURHAM Kennedy of Churchville, VA, is the site manager for 
Electronic Data Systems at McQuay/Snyder General in Verona, VA. 
LISA SLOAN-Levin of Topanga, CA, is leaching drama workshops on cre- 
ativity, imagery and healing and is acting on television. 


MARIAN STANLEY Moore of Swoope, VA, has taught pre-school since 
I97S when she received an M.FJ. from James Madison University. She has 
also been active with several theatre groups in the Staunton area Marian has 
taught kindergarten at Hunter McGuire, an independent school in Verona, 
VA, for the past five years She has two sons, Daniel, 1 1, and Joseph. 8. 
Marian is battling sarcoina cancer and calls herself a "cancer wamor" 
Friends of Marian organized a benefit concert in January with public radio 
celebrities Robin & Linda Williams and two other local bands. 


LINDA HINRICHS Christovich of New Orleans. LA, would like for ev- 
eryone in her class lo join her for the 15th year reunion in May. It's going to 
be a great Sesquicentennial Celebration! 


PAMELA (PAM) WILLIAMS Butler of Clarksville, VA, works with 
MBC's Adult Degree Program as an instructor. She has two children. Anne 
Cabell, 4. and Mitchell Alexander Peck, 1, 


LISA JANE ROWLEY of Richmond, VA, graduated from the University of 
Oregon School of Law, passed the Virginia bar exam, and is a staff attorney 
for the Economic Development Section, Office of the Attorney General. 
LEAH ANNE COLEMAN-Thomas of Matthews, NC, is director of the 
largest vocational training program in North and South Carolina for mentally 
disabled adults. She is busy supporting various art groups and says she en- 
joys her yacht on Lake Norman in North Carolina. 

MARIOLINA von MELON of Ronkonkoma, NY, owns a public relations 

CHARLOTTE JOHNSON Moyler of Midlothian, VA, and her husband, 
James adopted a baby boy in November. 


J. (LOUISE) HEMPHILL Ullom of Lubbock, TX, finished her residency 
in internal medicine. Her daughter. Faith Elizabeth Ullom, is 2 years old. 
ELIZABETH UPDEGRAFF Vardell of Larchmont, NY, plays golf and 
tennis and is active as president of the women's guild at church. She enjoys 
her two children. Brook, 4, and James, 2. 


NANCY (HOP) HOPKINS Parsons of Lexington. VA. has been promoted 
to Director of Development for the Virginia Horse Center. 
PAMELA (PAM) GAIL Pope of Washington, DC, works on the D.C. 
Council and loves her job. 

SUSAN (WINN) PRICE Sams of Decatur, GA. is self-employed as a hu- 
man resource consultant and is also involved with commercial modeling and 

VALERIE LYNN WENGER of Austin, TX, practices law and teaches a 
class in the Legal Assistance program at the University of Texas. She com- 
pleted three triathlons last year. 


SARA BETH BEARSS of Richmond, VA, had her book published by 
the Virginia Historical Society. Foster's Richmond is a history of Walter 
Washington Foster's Richmond photographic studio. 

MARIE WESTBROOK BREAM (ADP) of Charlottesville, VA, has been 
awarded a grant by the Social Science Research Council of New York lo pur- 
sue dfxjtoral research on educational reform in Ru.ssia this spring. This is the 
third grant Marie has received since beginning her VAX), at UVA. Marie 
promises to come back with a full report after her three month sojourn. 
Marie is chair of the Admissions Committee of the Alumnae Association 

CAROLYN (JANE) DUKE Elklns of Chapel Hill, NC, is working on a 
PhD in hnglish al UNC Chapel Hill where she also teaches English compo- 

SUSAN (SUE) FOSTER is a commercial real estate officer at Provident Na- 
tional Bank in Philadelphia, PA, and slays busy with the Junior League of 
Wilmington, DK. 

REBECCA LYNN LOVIN(;OOD of Slidell. I.A, works as an oceanogra- 
pher and acts on the Little Theatre stage in Slidell and New Orleans. 
JOI LOUISE PHELPS of Tallahassee, FL, works as a chemist at an arson 
laboratory. Joi celebrated Christmas with her parents and si.sler at The 
Mountain, a camp and conference center in Highlands, NC. She plans to at- 
tend her 10th reunion in May. 

EDITH (EDIE) PARDOE Wel.b of Raleigh, NC, works at McKinney & 
Silver Advertising. Her husband clerks al a law firm while l(H)king for a job 
in pharmaceutical sales. 

RITA SMITH Wilson (ADP) of Staunton, VA, was appointed to the 
Staunton City Council. She recently retired as probation and parole officer in 
Fairfax, VA. 


LAURA LAGROW Durland moved from Missouri to Crofton, MD. 


LISA ANN BYRNE of New York, NY, is a videotape editor and edits music 
videos, national commercials and television programs. 


BRENDA KAYE ROYDEN (ADP) relumed to Mclean, VA, at Christmas 
after several years with the US Embassy in Argentina. Brenda and her hus- 
band went lo Argentina with one child and came home with three. 
CONSTANCE (CONNIE) M. SMILEY (ADP) of Waynesboro, VA, is an 
insurance representative with Mutual of Omaha. She is chair of the ADP re- 
union and invites all Adult Degree alumnae/alumni lo attend the special 
events during Homecoming in May. 

MAUDE (JEANINE) HOLMES Thomas is a third year medical student at 
Oklahoma State University Medical School in Tulsa, OK. Jeanine and her 
husband. Derrick, recently moved to Dallas, TX, where she will continue her 
medical education. 

Dal and Seiko Maruo Sogawa '88 sent holiday greetings from Tokyo, 


CHRISTINE (CHRIS) DENFELD Berry of Cenlreville, VA, is assistant 
manager for an association in Alexandria, VA. She .spent lime al Thanksgiv- 
ing wilh HEATHER LEIGH DURHAM of Dallas, TX, and CHERYL 

BARBRO M. HANSSON (ADP) of Staunton, VA, with Dr. James 
Harringlon, director of ADP, LOUISA (LOU) JONES Painter '.59, and oth- 
ers, organized a benefit concert for MARIAN STANLEY Moore '76, who 
is hauling cancer. 

SALLY (LHIBY) Miller of Savannah, GA, is employed by the Savannah 
College of Art & Design as manager of Art Works, a framing and art supply 


PAMELA (PAM) SUE Pruilt of Williamsburg, VA, is working on a 
master's degree in elemcnlary education at the College of William and Mary. 


SARAH COLLIER ANDRESS of Arlington, VA, works in the Washing- 
ton, DC, area for her lidinclowii congressman, Jim McCrery. She often sees 


Fredericksburg, VA, CAROLINE 
SMITH MAY of Alexandria. VA. 
OMPSON of Alexandria, VA, 
'91 of Severna. Ml), MAR<;A- 
Columbia. MD, and JENNIFER 
RAE CHEADLE of Burke, VA. 
MCCARROLL of .Staunlon, VA, 
works for llie Blue Ridge Area 
Food Bank recruiting volunteers 
and managing special events. 
Northrop of Savannah, GA, works 
for Parisicnne's Department .Store 
as visual display manager. 
of Harrisonburg, VA, leaches third 
grade in RiK-kingham County 



f Midlothian VA laucht Fnelish '^^'^ Baldwin alumnae gathered at the wedding of Christine Denteld Berry on Octot)er 27, 1990. Left to nght 

"„ . ' , t, Martha Hansen 90, Kathleen (Kathy) Jones Flynn '83, Cheryl Davenport '88, Christine Denleld Berry 88, Derreth 

m Spain ast summer. She came „ ^ .,, , ., ... ,., .. ,„„ ,, .. „ . ... j, , ,~,,,, ... 

' Schott Kite 88, Caroline Upshur Walker 89, Heather Durham 88, and Lorl Gilliam 88. 
home to apply to law schools then 

returned to Spain. This spring she 
is working at the World's Fair in 

.Seville. Spain, and she will be working for Bausch & I.omb at the Olympics 
in Barcelonna. 

SARAH MALLAN PENHALLOW of Richmond, VA, traveled around 
Virginia last summer promoting the slate lottery. She is looking for a perma- 
nent job in Atlanta. 

CHIKA UENO of Kasamatsu, Osaka, works for SANYO Company, Ltd., 
and is studying to improve her English. 

Susan Pegram O'Gara '62 and family at the wedding of son Kevin OGara Jr. to Mary Shivers on May 18, 1991. 
Left to nghl Nancy. Bob, Kevin Jr., Mary Shivers. Kevin Sr.. Susan, and Tim. 


RITA BOWEN MICKEY Carey '46 to John Walter Stone. Jr. 
MARTHA TENNENT Relano '67 to Isidro Pages, September 12, 199L 
CONSTANCE (CONNIE) C.ANIT Hart '71 to Jay Coffman, May 11, 199L 


'81 to John Christopher Coffee. 
July 6, 1991. 


'R.'i to Thomas Algernon Hickman 
Jr. May 11, 1991. 


'87 to Derrick Thomas, December 
28, 1991. 

DENFELD '88 to Jerry Brown, 
October 27, 1990. 

seph Richard Griffm 111, August 

17. 1991 

COLEMAN '89 to Richard Pecle 
James Jr.. June 22. 1991. 

KELLEY CONNER '90 to Gregg 


TihUI Mward Northrop, June 28, 

Class Notes is 

compiled and written by 
the staff of the Alumnae 
Office. While great care is 
taken to ensure the 
accuracy of all information, 
occasionally we do make 
mistakes. Please let us 
know if you notice errors 
or omissions. Corrections 
should be addressed to 

Barbro Hansson '88 ADP 

Project Manager 

Alumnae Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 


EVA GRAY Stimson '75: twins, 
Luke and Rachel, August 27, 1991. 

Freund '76 and David: a son, 
Harrison Hoggs, July 29, 1991. 


Moyler '79 and James: a son, James 
Edward Moyler IV, November 9, 

SWICONEK Bowcock '80 and 

Stephen: a son, Gregory Stephen, 
August 8, 1990. 


Tom Carrin: a daughter, Katherine 


Nee '81 and Gerald: a son, July 


Perkinson '81 and John: a daughter, 
Margaret Benton, September 18, 


'81 and David: a daughter, Sydney 
Kay, October 14, 1991. 

DIANE GILLOCK Power '82: a 
daughter, Madeline Elizabeth 
Power, June, 1991. 


Blankenship (ADP) '83 and John: a 
daughter, Anne Carter Blackwell, 
July 29, 1991. 

Mayberry '83 and Richard: a son. 
Carter Andrew, October 4, 1991. 


and Ronald: a daughter, Reba Diane, 
January 24, 1991. 


'87 and Robert: a daughter, Klaire 
Gordon, October 17, 1991. 

(;AYLE H0(;G Wells 78 and 

Wilham: a son, George I^wis, De- 
cember 21, 1990 


'79 and Richard: a son, Ricliard 
Livingston, September 17, 1990 


GAYLE HOGG Wells '78 and 

William: a son, George Lewis, De- 
cember 21, 1990 


'79 and Richard: a son, Richard 
Livingston, September 17, 1990 


(Since September 1, 1991) 

gland '29, September 1991 

MARY DOSWELL Abeil '30, 
September 1991 

LUCY DAVIS Burnett '33, No- 
vember 1991 


'36, December 1991 


'38, November 1991 

RACHEL BERRY Mohler '46, 
November 1991 

ALICE MILLER Young '47, Sep- 
tember 1991 

JOAN BUFF Chiles '51, October 

SUSAN SWAFFORD Sheldon '69, 
December 1991 

(Date unknown) 


Fryling '24 

SARAH WELLS Blakely '26 
EDNA SMITH Metcalfe '31 
ANNIE BEALEY Marler '42 



(Not previously reported 
prior to September, 1991) 

MAITIE LAMB Hell ' 1 2, June 


December 1990 

July 1991 


August 1991 

GRAY DEANS Culbreth '22, 

April 1988 

July 1989 

ALICE BUCHANAN Kincaid '24, 
April 1991 

Rorke '25, March 1989 


Beard '30, July 1990 


June 1991 

MARY M. McCUE '33, April 1989 

MOFFETT Kable '38, May 1989 


Schmid '40, August 1988 


'41, August 1991 

MARY ANN JONES Rogers '42, 

March 1989 


'43, December 1989 


Ewin '45, August 1988 

McCoy '45, 1990 

MARTHA BUSSA Hicks '46, 1989 

August 1991 

April 1991 


'64, October 1988 

June 1988 


Silverman '74, March 1991 

Julia Morf-an: Architect 

by Sara H. Boulclle (Abheville Press, 19XX). 
This is a biography of ihe Tirsl woman architect 
Irained at the Fxole des Beaux-Arts. Julia Mor- 
gan is one of Ihc most distinguished American 
woman architects in the first half of this century 
She is famous for the 2.')-year project at San 
Simeon and always combines a Beaux-Arts ap- 
proach with concern for Ihe site of the building. 
Morgan also designed many buildings to support 
women's activities. 

The Mists ofAvalon 

by Marion /immer Bradley (Knopf, 1983). 
Bradley brings her imaginative vision to a dark, rich re- 
telling of Arthurian legend. The women whose destinies 
touched Arthur arc central to this story: Igraine, his 
mother; Guinevere, his piously Christian wife; the mys- 
terious Lady of the Lake; and Morgaine (Morgan le 
Fey), his half-sister and mother to his son Mordred. 
Morgaine becomes the priestess of the holy isle of 
Avalon where Ihc Goddess is worshipped. Bradley of- 
fers a unique and vivid interpretation of the Arthurian 
legend through Ihe conflict between Christian Camelot 
and pagan Avalon. She emphasizes motifs often ne- 
glected in other versions of Ihe romantic and chivalrous 
exploits of King Arthur and his knights. 

The Road from Coorain 

by Jill Ker Conway (Knopf, 1989). 
Jill Ker Conway was the first woman president of Smith 
College. The Road from Coorain recalls Conway's Austra- 
lian girlhood on a remote sheep station in the 1930s. The 
book describes her adolescence in Sydney after war and 
drought forced her widowed mother with three children off 
the rural family domain. We also learn of Conway's discovi 
of her vocation as a social historian and her decision to leave 
Australia for good. 

In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez. 

by Art Davidson (Sierra Club Books, 1990). 
The oil tanker F.xxon Valdez went aground on Bligh Reef in 
Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, releasing 
more than ten million gallons of oil. The author interviewed 
Exxon executives, state and federal decision-makers, environ 
mental scientists, and Native villagers. Beginning with an ac- 
count of the wreck itself, Davidson examines the reactions 
interactions of the oil industry and government officials H 
also discus.scs the efforts of alamied residents and volun- 
teers trying to save wildlife and contain the spreading 

Seal Morning 

by Rowena Farre (Rinehart, 1956). 
As a child of ten the author went to stay with her aunt 
a retired school teacher, on a croft in a remote part of 
northern Scotland. There she lived until she was sev- 
enteen, far from neighbors, and relying for company 
on Ihe strange collection of animals which .she and her aunt 
lecled. The chief member of their animal family was I.ora, ; 
seal with a penchant for music. This account describes not 
Lora, but Ihe rat, Rodney, a pair of squirrels, a pair of otters 
many others. 

Throw ed Away 

by Linda Flowers (University of Tennessee Press, 1990). 
Linda Flowers offers a perceptive and often painful renderi 
Ihe changes brought to her native region of eastern North Ci 
Una by industrialization since I960. The author retells her 
pcrience of coming to age in Ihe rural south. Kntwined 
with her own narrative is the story of the undoing of the 
local way of life, brought about by the demise of ten- 
ant tanning. Recording their hopes and dreams of 




achieving a belter life. Flowers charts Ihc progress 
of the first generation to make the transition from 
farm to factory. 

From Beirut to Jerusalem 

by Thomas Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 

Friedman presents an account of the political situ- 
ation in the Middle East as he witnessed it as a re- 
porter in l^banon and Jerusalem. He reported on 
the killing of Palestinian civilians at the Sabra and 
Shantila refugee camps in l^banon and the Pales- 
tinian uprising in the Israeli occupied territories. 

My Son 's Story 

by Nadine Gordimcr (Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 
This thoughtful, poised, quietly poignant novel is at 
limes almost a political thriller and exciting to read. 
Gordimer's subject is the agony of South Africa, 
while Ihe theme is the corruption that leads to be- 
trayal. The story is about idealism, conspiracy, and re- 
lationships within a family. It's about a boy growing up 
and his parents growing apart. Will, Sonny's adolescent 
son, tells the story, half in the first person and half in Ihe 
third person. 

Their Eyes Were Watchinf^ God 

by Zora Neale Hurslon (Harper & Row, 1973). 
This picture of life among black people in Florida pre- 
sents Ihc heroine, Janie, and the story of her three mar- 
riages. Her first husband, middle-aged Logan Killicks, 
was a prosperous farmer. The second husband, Jew 
Starks, made Janie Mrs. Mayor Starks of F^tonville. But 
it was the third husband. Tea Cake Wotxjs, who taught 
Janie at 40 the reality of love and happiness. (Students 
entering Mary Baldwin College in the fall of 1991 
were required lo read Their hyes Were Watching Cod 
for freshmen orientation week.) 

A Prayer for Owen Meaney 

by John Irving (Morrow, 19X9). 
The social outcast with a high, pinched voice. Owen 
Meaney, has enomious influence over his friend 
Johnny Wheelwright. The central mystery of Ihe 
nosel is why Johnny "is a Christian because of Owen 
Meaney." As an adult, Johnny pauses lo consider his 
religious convictions and distaste of American poli- 
tics. The death of Johnny's mother was caused by Ihe 
only baseball Owen ever hit. Intimidating children 
and adults alike, Owen is convinced that he is an in- 
strument of God. The book captures Ihe reader with 
the story of the friendship between the boys and with 
a desire lo sec some resolution lo Johnny's mysteries 


by Toni Morrison (Knopf. 1987). 
Set in Ohio after the end of the Civil War. the novel 
recreates with moving intensity a slave's interior life, 
en years earlier Sethe fled from slavery on a Kentucky 
Jow she finds herself haunted by the spirit of Beloved, her 
ir-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with re- 
The baby's ghosl is driven from .Solhe's home, "but then, 
long comes a strange, beautiful, real flesh-and-blood young 
Oman, about 20 years old. who can't seem lo remember where she 
nies from, who talks like a young child, who has an <xld. raspy 

no lines on her hands, who takes an intense, devouring in- 
Selhc, and says her name is Beloved." 

list was complied by the Continuing Education 
ommlttee of the Alumnae Board in memory o( Patty Joe 
Mahoney Montgomeiv '37. The books should be 
available at most local libraries and book stores. 


ADP Profile 


Claire Garrison 

Medical Illustrator 

Combines Art with Science 

by D. Michelle Hite 

Formaldehyde, scissors, pliers, and a magnifying glass. "This 
freshwater turtle's torso is much larger than 1 had thought," Claire 
says to herself. "I guess it's back to the drawing board." 

Art pencils, markers, straight edge, and paint brushes. Literally, 
it is back to the drawing board for Claire Garrison, a medical 
illustrator who not only draws her art subjects, but dissects them, 
too. It's just a few steps from the dissecting table on the deck 
outside her studio office back to redraw that turtle's anatomy. 

"1 love my job," says Claire. "1 get to combine my two favorite 
subjects, art and science." 

It's obviously a winning combination for Claire. Her resume 
lists award after award for medical illustration including an Award 
of Excellence from the Association for Medical Illustrators, a 
Chicago Book Clinic Award for Art and Design, and an American 
Institute of Graphic Arts Certificate of Excellence. 

When asked about her awards, Claire, who is modest by 
anyone's standards, just says she likes the detail medical illustration 
allows her. "I really like drawing in fine detail," she says, "and I 
enjoy working with Dr. Obcr." 

Claire is in partnership with Dr. William C. Ober, a medical 
illustrator from Crozet, Virginia. With Dr. Ober, Claire creates 
color pen and ink drawings and paintings of the human body and its 
parts, of animals, and detailed anatomical cross-sections for 
textbooks, medical manuals, and professional scientific reports. 
During 1991, Claire and Dr. Ober completed illustrations for four 
textbooks, and for numerous other projects such as reports and 

"I guess the hardest part of my job besides the deadlines is 
remembering that I'm drawing for students," says Claire. "The 
illustrations must be interesting enough for the student using the 
textbook. I think being an adult student at Mary Baldwin helped me 
understand what students' needs are." 

Some clients come to her office with black and white sketches 
and some come with only an idea in their head, according to Claire. 
"We have to turn their ideas into color illustrations for their 
particular project," she says. "It can be a real challenge sometimes. 
The research is endless. We always review what the competition is 
doing, and always review the text that actompanies the illustration. 
.Sometimes we do our own dissections for research, but mostly we 
read scientific texts and manuals. We're building our own research 
library here in the studio.. .My job is very exciting, because I learn 
.something new every time we start a project." 

"Exciting" is an understatement. .Since Claire became Dr. Ober's 
partner, she has also joined him as a faculty member for Cornell 

University's Shoals Marine Laboratory, held each summer in 
Appledore Island, Maine. Claire serves as an instructor in biological 
illustration. According to Claire, Cornell and Duke University are 
the only schools in the U.S. which emphasize undergraduate 
courses in marine biology. 

"Teaching is a special part of my job," says Claire. "It's 
wonderful to work for such a unique program, and we have had one 
MBC student attend the lab since I've been teaching." 

Claire is not only qualified by virtue of her art training to be a 
medical illustrator and an instructor of biological illustration: she 
also worked as a registered nurse for 17 years. Claire says, "I 
couldn't go to college right out of high school, so I went to nursing 
school, then straight to work at the University of Virginia Hospital. 
But I was always interested in art," she adds with a smile. 

Bom August 12, 1947, in Washington D.C., Claire attended 
Northwestern High School in Hyattesville, Maryland. Immediately 
after graduation she entered Lynchburg General Hospital School of 
Nursing. When she received her license, she joined the nursing 
staffs of the University of Virginia Hospital and Martha Jefferson 
Hospital, both in Charlottesville. From 1968 to 1985, Claire served 
in the pediatric department, the newborn intensive care unit, the 
ambulatory care clinic, and the obstetric and gynecology units. 
During her nursing career, she also worked for doctors in private 

Claire apprenticed with Dr. Obcr from 1982 to 1986, while 
working as a nurse. Alter forming their medical illustrating team, 
Claire knew she wanted to study art in more depth. .She entered 
Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program in 1988, and in 1991 eamed 
her bachelor's degree in art with distinction. 

"There is a definite need for alternative degree programs that are 
structured like Mary Baldwin's ADP," Claire says. "It fills a vital 
need for people my age who didn't have the opportunity to go to 
college straight out of high school. 

"I really enjoyed the ADP program," she adds. "It was ficxible 
enough for me to take classes and still keep my job. ... With three 
children in school. I had to keep working." 

Claire's children include two daughters in college: Susan Leigh 
Garrison. 22. and Kelly Lynn Garrison, 21. Her son Matthew Scott 
Garrison, 18, is a senior in high school. 

"My children were very supportive when I returned to school," 
says Claire proudly, "My daughters are at James Madison 
University and Virginia Commonwealth University," she adds, 
"but, Mary Baldwin, especially the ADP program, will always be 
special to me." 




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Faculty Notes 

Sally Dobyns, assistant professor of education, presented two 
papers, "Comparison of Classroom Practices with High Ability/ 
Gifted Students" and "Creative Questioning: Beyond the Facts" at 
the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted 
Children in Kansas City, MO, November 6-10. She also received 
the Outstanding Graduate Student in Gifted Education award for 
work at the University of Connecticut. 

Professor of French Martha Evans presented a paper titled 
"Order Out of Chaos: Oberman's Voyage to the Alps" at the 19th 
Century French Studies Colloquium at the University of New 
Orleans, October 17-20. Dr. Evans is on the PMLA Editorial Board 
and attended the MLA National Convention in San Francisco, 
December 27-30. 

Janet Ewing, associate professor of business administration, 
chaired a session and presented her dissertation, "Critical Design of 
an Extensive Utilitarian Protocol for a Health Care Allocation 
System," at the 1991 Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral 
Consortium in Miami, FL, November 22-27. 

ADP Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Diane Ganiere, 

with graduates Judy DeBuske and Eva Talbert, presented "Factors 
in Adult Student Not Persisting in a Non-traditional Undergraduate 
Program" at the 1 1th National Conference on Alternative External 
Degree Programs for Adults. 

At the same conference Dr. Nancy Gillett, ADP assistant 
professor of psychology, and graduate Joyce Duncan presented "A 
Study of Student Perceptions of the Importance of ADP Advising 
Tasks and Faculty Performance." 

Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy Jim Oilman 
presented his paper titled "Rc-cnfranchising the Heart: Narrative 
Emotions and Faith" at the Society for the Philosophy of Religion 
Conference in Winston-Salem, February 27-29, and at the 
Southeastern Meeting of the American Academy of Religion 
Conference in Atlanta, March 13-15. 

John Haire, director of the Rosemaric Sena Center for Career 
and Life Planning, co-chaired the workshop committee for the 
Virginia College Placement Association's fall workshop, "Seeking 
Solutions TTirough Innovation and Experience." Dr. Haire 
organized all programs for the event including a goal setting/ 
problem-solving session described by the past president of VCPA 
as "the best experience in a decade by VCPA." Dr. Haire is serving 
as a member of the International Placement Committee and is 
president-elect of (he Virginia College Personnel Association. 

Assistant Professor of Art Frank llobbs had work accepted in 
five juried exhibitions in 1991. TTie exhibitions were the Fifth 
Parksidc National Small Print Exhibition at the University of 
Wisconsin, the Fifth Clemson National Print and Drawing 
Exhibition at Clemson University, "Realism '91" at Parkersburg Art 

Center in West Virginia, Peninsula Fine Arts Center's 1991 Juried 
Exhibition in Newport News, and James Madison University's "A 
Juried Exhibition." 

Sally James, assistant professor of art, presented her paper, 
"The Cappella Nuova at Orvieto: the Dominican Means to 
Salvation," at the Southeast College Art Conference, in Memphis, 
TN, held October 31- November 3. 

On November 2, Professor of History Ken Keller presented a 
paper on antebellum wheat production in the lower Shenandoah 
Valley to the Jefferson County Historical Society in Charles Town, 
WV. On November 5, Dr. Keller presented a paper titled "Gender 
and Equal Protection Clause" in Danville, VA, for a series 
sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Humanities and Public 
Policy and the Danville Public Library. 

Dr. Trice and Jack Kibler, associate professor of psychology, 
attended the "Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology," 
in Harrisonburg, VA, October 25-26. Dr. Kibler made a poster 
presentation titled "The Morris Water Tank — An Ideal Animal 
Learning Laboratory Exercise." 

Dr. David T. Mason, assistant professor of political science, 
presented a paper titled "Aristotle's Ethical Ontology" at the annual 
Northeastern Political Science Association meeting in Philadelphia, 
November 14-16. 

Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy James L. 
McAllister Jr. was invited to submit an article for the new English 
Dictionary of Evangelical Theology. His article was on Bishop 
Richard Channery Moore of Virginia. Moore was the second 
Bishop of Virginia after the dis-establishment of the Anglican 
Church following the Revolutionary War. 

Associate Profes.sor of Education Jim McCrory was selected by 
the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to be 
one of four writers of the association's position paper on "Enablers 
for Quality Education." The four writers met with the president and 
senior director of AACTE, December 16 and 17 in Washington, 
D.C. to plan the writing. They will present the document on 
February 25 at the annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

Dr. Steven Mosher, director of the health care administration 
program, led an educational session titled, "Leadership and Ethics," 
at the annual meeting of the Virginia As.sociation of Nonprofit 
Homes for the Aging, October 3, in Richmond. He presented a 
paper tilled "Health Care in the U.S. and Canada: Similar 
Challenges, Different Approaches" at the Biennial Conference of 
the Association of Canadian Studies in the U.S. held in Boston, 
November 1 1. Dr. Mosher also offered testimony concerning 
MBC's Health Care Administration Program before the Board of 
Nursing Home Administrators, Virginia Department of Health 
Professions in Richmond, December 5. 

Roderic Owen, ADP associate professor of philosophy, 
presented his paper, "Inventing Post Modem Educators: A Critique 
and Response," at the Southern Philosophy of Education Society 
Conference, held at Furman University, in Greenville, SC, Octoher 
4-5. Dr. Owen is serving as secretary/treasurer of the society. 

ADP Roanoke's Dr. Pamela Richardson attended the ATE- 
VA/VACTE fall conference in Virginia Beach, September 29 
through October 1, where she served as ATE-VA program chair. 

Dr. Ashton Trice, assistant professor of psychology, presented 
a paper titled "Changes in Reasoning About Jobs Among 
Elementary School Children" at the Virginia Developmental Forum 
held at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., November 9. 
Joining Dr. Trice as presenters were Nancy C McClcUan, Robert L. 
King, Chrystal M. Nelson and P. Melissa HoUowell. 

Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Patricia Westhafer has 

been named co-chair of the Robert E. Lee High School (Staunton) 
Committee for America 2(XX) Project. Dr. Westhafer also made a 
presentation titled "Learning Styles" for the Virginia Middle School 
Association on October 26, 1992. Dr. Westhafer has also been 
named acting director of Mary Baldwin's new Master of Arts in 
Teaching program. 

Dean of Students Dr. Heather Wilson has been named to the 
advisory committee of the counseling psychology prograin 
committee at James Madison University. Consisting of local experts 
in community agency counseling, school counseling and student 
personnel administration. Dr. Wilson's committee will advise the 
program committee on curriculum modification, future trends, and 
other relevant issues in the counseling field. Dr. Wilson and staff 
members Marion Ward and Marsha Mays recently presented a 
program titled "Hiring As If It Mattered" at the Annual Virginia 
Association of Student Personnel Administrators (VASPA). Ms. 
Mays and another D(JSO staff member, Kathy Stevens, were 
named to VASPA's Executive Committee. They attended the first 
1992 VASPA meeting, January l.'^. 

Assistant Professor of Computer Science William Winter 
presented a paper, "Teaching Drawing and Design, (CAD) 
Fundamentals Using DesignCAD," at the Eastern Small College 
Computing Conference in Tarrylown, NY, October 11-12. He 
presented the same paper and "Using DrawPerfect 1.1 Graphics 
Capabilities" at the Southeastern Small College Computing 
Conference in Nashville, TN, November 1-2. 

Laura Alexander 

to Head Alumnae Activities 

Laura Catching Alexander '71 has been appointed 
Executive Director of Alumnae Activities effective February 
I . Laura was promoted from her previous position as Director 
of Major Gifts and has been employed by Mary Baldwin 
since 1989, when she was hired as director of the Annual 
Fund. Before joining the Mary Baldwin staff, Laura (or 
"Lolly" as her classmates knew her) served on the Executive 
Committee of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors. 
She holds a J.D. from Oklahoma City University as well as 
her B.A. from Mary Baldwin. Laura has a very solid 
understanding not only of the alumnae program at Mary 
Baldwin, but also of College operations in general. A very 
people-oriented person, Laura also brings much creativity 
and energy to her new position. 

Laura is replacing Crista Cabe, who has been the Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities since 1988. Crista was 
promoted to Director of Advancement Services, a newly- 
created position. She will manage college rvlations and 
publications, special events, donor stewardship, institutional 
advancement computing, and gill accounting, and will also 
provide support to the Board of Trustees, Advisory Board of 
Visitors, and Parents Council. Many of these duties arc 
currently managed by George McCune, director of special 
projects, who will retire on June .^0. He will be very much 

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mark 
Atchison comments. "We are fortunate that we already had 
on staff the right people for both jobs. Since Laura and Crista 
are already on campus, and George will a-main on staff 
Ihwugh June, the transition will be very smixuh. Volunteers 
will not notice any break in support or services from cither 
office. This is a positive step for all concerned." 

Sesquicentennial Memorabilia 

Historical Video 

Follow the footsteps of 
Mary Baldwin College from its 
initial dream to its outstanding 
accomplishments. This year, 
Mary Baldwin celebrates 150 
years of academic and 
personal achievement. Behind 
these achievements is a story 
waiting to be told. 

In the historical video, 
Footsteps - 150 Years At Mary 
Baldwin College, you'll meet 
U.S. Presidents Coolidge, 
Wilson, Hoover and 
Eisenhower . . . and shake 
hands with MBC Presidents 
Jarman, Spencer, Kelly and 
Lester. You1l help pick the 
delicious fruit on Apple Day in 
rare pre-WWLL color film. 
You'll eye the marching SMA 
cadets and learn of MBC's 
international mission work. 




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150 Years At 
Mary Baldwin College 

You'll meet the very proper "Miss 
Priss," enforcer of the rules, and 
the very unproper Tallulah 
Bankhead, one of the notable 
breakers of those rules. You'll 

watch buildings happily rise and 
some dadly fall. You'll attend 
student rallies demanding women's 
suffrage, selling war bonds, and 
protesting the Vietnam War. 

Relive the history of Mary 
Baldwin College in this video 
produced by the people who know 
our college best ... the faculty, 
staff and students of Mary Baldwin 
College. Share our heritage with 
your friends and family and follow 
the footsteps! 

To obtain a copy, send your 
check or money order for $32.95 
(per copy) payable to 

Mary Baldwin College 
AV Services 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 
phone 703 • 887 • 7084. 

Alumnae Directory to be Published 

The Sesquicentennial 
Alumnae Directory can be a 
useful reference for all Mary 
Baldwin alumnae and alumni. It 
includes an alphabetical listing 
of alumnae and of current 
students, a listing by class, and 
a geographical listing. Alumnae 
and alumni of the Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted and 
the Adult Degree Program are 
coded "PEG" and "ADP" 
respectively, for easy 

The Alumnae Directory 
highlights the 150-year history 

of the College and the Alumnae 
Association through text and 
photographs and includes phone 
numbers of College departments. It 
is available only to the Mary 
Baldwin community. 

To obtain a copy, send your 
check or money order for $32.95 
(per copy) payable to 

Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Office 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401. 

$30.00 (postage paid) 

Back ofplale 

Staffordshire Plate 

Lovely Staffordshire plate 
produced in England for the 
Sesquicentennial. A reproduction of 
one sold years ago, the plate 
features a nostalgic image of the 
historic Administration Building. 

$40 (postage paid) 


Elegant bookends replicate 
Ham and Jam, familiar sentinels at 
the steps of the Administration 
Building. Cast iron in handsome 
verdigris finish. Reissued by Virginia 
Metalcrafters of Waynesboro, 

$50/pr. (postage paid) 

Pictorial History 

This attractive volume of 
contemporary and archival 
photographs will be offered to 
alumnae and friends of the College 
through a special mailing directly 
from Harmony House sometime in 
the fall. All orders and billing for 
the pictorial history will be 
handled by Harmony House and 
not the College. 

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Ways of Stewardship 

by Laura Catching Alexander '71 

^o honor a favorite professor, a family member who attended MBC, or to support this fine 
institution and its students, many alumnae, friends, parents, and children are establishing and 
contributing to scholarships or other programs for Mary Baldwin College. Two recently 
established funds honor retired faculty members Mary Humphreys and James McAllister and are 
already enhancing educational opportunities at the College. 

Dr. Mary Humphreys 

Dr. Humphreys, a former biology professor at Mary Baldwin, was an 
inspiration to her students, so much so that two of them — Betty Engle 
Stoddard '60 and Margaret Neal Query Keller '55 — decided to honor her 
in a special way as she turned 80 years old. These two graduates, with the 
support of 51 alumnae and biology aficionados, have established the Mary 
Emily Humphreys Biology Lecture Scries so thai new trends and current 
methods in that branch of science can be shared with the MBC community 
on an ongoing basis. Dr. Lundie Spence '68, a noted marine biologist, 
presented the first lecture, "Environmental Stewardship," on March 25, 

Anotheropportunity for stewardship, and one that is especially important 
for students in these tough economic times, is the establishment of a 
scholarship, which can be named in honor of a professor or student. Besides 
showing appreciation for a special person, scholarship assistance often is the 
critical factor in enabling a student to attend Mary Baldwin College and, in 
some cases, to finish a program of study that might be sidetracked by 
financial difficulties. 

Initialed by Ann Bowman Day '74 in 1991, the James L. McAllister 
Preparation for the Ministry Scholarship Fund recognizes Dr. McAllister's 
contributions to the Religion and Philosophy Department which he headed 
for many of the 26 years he taught at MBC. Besides major funding from the 
Carpenter Foundation, the scholarship has received an outpouring of support 
from former students, friends, and churches. This year's recipient is Lori 
Atkins, a philosophy/religion major from Norfolk, Virginia, whose father is 
a Navy chaplain. 

Funds for the Humphreys Lecture Series and the McAllister Scholarship 
continue to grow as donors send contributions. If you would like to make a 
contribution to honor Dr. Humphreys and/or Dr. McAllister (in addition to 
your Annual Fund gilt, of course), please send it to The Development Office, 
Mary Baldwin College, Slaunlon, Virginia 24401. Checks should be made 
payable to Mary Baldwin College with designation to the Humphreys 
Lecture Series or the McAllister Scholarship. 

As Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we 
make a life by what we give." Those alumnae, friends, parents, and children 
who "make such a life" are the lifeblood of Mary Baldwin College. 

The Annual Fund Report which appeared in the last issue of The 
Magazine has a complete listing of all scholarships lo which support can be 
given. If you would like to establish a scholarship, please contact Crista R. 
Cabe, director of advancement services. 

Dr. James L. McAllister 

Lori A. Atkins '92 

b\ Genie Addletcm 



In the language of higher education, the meaning of 
"matching gifts " has nothing to do with color- 
coordinated, his-and-hers motorcycles or a matched set 
of Louis Vuitton luggage. But a matching gift can mean 
a big increase in the value of your contribution to Maty 
Baldwin College s Annual Fund. 


All across Ihc United Slates, there are hundreds of companies that know the value of a 
well-educated work force and are willing to pay more than lip service to the cause of higher 
education. TTiese companies give real meaning to their words of support for America's 
colleges and universities by supporting institutions with outright gifts and grants. They also 
encourage their employees to support higher education by matching contributions employees 
make to accredited, degree-granting, four-year colleges or universities. 

If you work for a matching gift company, your gift to Mary Baldwin College's Annual 
Fund just may be worth twice as much as you think it is. What's more, some companies 
extend their support to match gifts of directors, retirees, and spouses. 

Of course, you already know your gift to the Annual Fund means a lot to Mary Baldwin 
College — but it might be worth more than you think. For more infomiation about 
opportunities to increase the value of your contribution, please contact your company's 
personnel office or 

Nancy Poole 

Director of the Annual Fund 

Mary Baldwin College 










PERMIT #106 



In October 1991, U.S News & World Report rated Mary Baldwin College 
14th among 1 12 southern regional liberal-arts colleges. Most important of all was 
Mary Baldwin's #8 ranking in academic reputation, which, as U.S. News says, 
"has become so vital in opening doors for college students to both graduate 
education and employment." Faculty resources at Mary Baldwin were ranked 
fourth, and student satisfaction 15th in the ratings. 

Since the the college ratings game began in the 1980s, the method of 
selecting "the best" has changed every year. And though the rules of the 
game don't stay the same, Mary Baldwin College continues to win high 
marks and remains, still, among the very best! 

If you would like to share information about Mary Baldwin College 
with prospective students and their families, please call or write for information 
about becoming an admissions volunteer. 


Elaine B. Lilcs 

Executive Director of Admissions 
703 • 887 • 7023 

Harriet B. Runkle 

Director of Admissions Volunteers 
703 • 887 • 7007 

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